Norwegian Cruise Line has commemorated its comeback with a double debut.
Norwegian Jade was not solely the primary of its 17-ship fleet to welcome friends after 500 days, she additionally made NCL historical past as the primary vessel to homeport in Athens (Piraeus).
Until November, friends crusing aboard Norwegian Jade’s immersive Greek Isles itinerary will get up in a brand new vacation spot day by day, capable of spend eight-to-nine hours exploring a few of Greece’s most picturesque islands.
These embrace the luxurious Crete, bustling Mykonos, historic Rhodes and the enduring blue and white Santorini.
“Welcoming our guests and crew onboard has been one of the most memorable moments of my over 30-year career,” mentioned Harry Sommer, chief government of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“We are excited to embark on the Great Cruise Comeback with a brand-new itinerary and homeport for our brand, offering our guests an even greater selection of unique vacations at sea.”
Until 2023, Norwegian plans to place 9 ships in Europe, with Norwegian Dawn, Epic, Escape, Getaway, Gem, Jade and Star scheduled to sail in Greece.
Greek minister of tourism, Harry Theoharis, added: “We are overjoyed to welcome Norwegian Jade and her friends to Greece.
“The planned itineraries will offer unique experiences that combine our rich history, bustling culture and famous gastronomy.”
Norwegian Jade is the primary ship to recommence voyages as half NCL’s bigger restart efforts.
On August seventh, Norwegian Encore would be the first ship to return to service from the United States, when she debuts in Seattle for her inaugural season of Alaska cruises.